Welcome to Mrs Eaton's Class 6E

It's 2018! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and are raring to go, go, go!!! 

This term we will be taking part in Book Award 2018.  This is a fun packed reading challenge, which involves reading up to six books and then voting for your favourite one.  In April, we will be attending the awards ceremony at Theatre Severn, where we will see all six authors, one of which will be presented with the Book Award 2018.  As part of Book Award, there are three competitions to take part in: the film trailer competition, the illustration of a scene from one of the books competition and a letter writing competition.  The winning entries will receive their very own prize. In addition to these competitions we will be entering Radio Two's 500 word story competition. The closing date for this is February.

This term our theme is Rivers.  We will be comparing two Rivers: The River Severn and the Mississippi River in the USA.

In Science this term we are going to be exploring 'Changing Materials' and Habitats/Evolution.

In Art and Design we will be illustrating scenes from the books we are reading for the Book Award 2018.

SMSC

Responsibility and Respect are our themes for SMSC this term.  

Across the year we will be trying to build children’s sense of resilience through activities from the Chris Quigley book: ‘Secrets to success’ and the use of the different skills that lead to resilience known as the ‘Successometer.’

 

PE

For the first half term, we will be enjoying gym sessions every Friday afternoon with Mr Hulme. Please ensure your PE kit remains in school from Monday to Friday every week and you have the correct school PE kit of white T shirt, dark bottoms and a pair of trainers.

A word about SATS...

I know many of you will still be anxious about the upcoming SATs and preparing for secondary school, but myself and Mrs Hawthorn are on hand to support you every step of the way, to ensure that you are pushing yourself to reach your maximum potential and showing everyone just how brilliant you are! 

A note for Parents/Carers...

Please support your child in encouraging your child to read as often as possible.  Children will receive homework for SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and Maths every Wednesday, which is due in on Monday mornings.  Please encourage your child to complete their homework on a Wednesday or a Thursday night so that if they have any problems completing it, they can ask myself or Mrs Hawthorn for help before it is due in on a Monday morning.

Spellings

We are continuing with our spelling scheme: ‘Read Write Inc.’

To support their learning of spellings, the children will be given two spelling books to practise their spellings for the week: one to be kept in school for morning spelling practise each day, the other to be brought to school each Monday to stick in the new weekly spelling grid, then returned home to practise spellings at home each night.  Each book will have a grid where children can practise their spellings using a 'look, cover, write, check' method.  On Friday they will receive a test on a random selection of these words.  Please encourage your child to bring their 'home spelling book' home every Monday and to practise their spellings each evening using the 'look, cover, write, check method.'

 

Many thanks for all your support.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see me.

Karen Eaton